Are you an experienced climber or looking for a new activity to try as a family?

Try out our 10.5 metre climbing wall at the Healthy Living Centre.

The climbing wall is suitable for all ages and abilities.

Our climbing wall has 17 lines, over 70 individual routes, all tope-roped and equipped with quick draws for lead climbing, four auto-belays, all on a variety of slabs, walls and overhangs. 

Climbing Wall

We also have a mixed route bouldering room.

Casual climbing is free for our active fitness members, or see our pay as you go prices.


Opening times

  • Monday to Friday 7am to 10pm
  • Saturday 9am to 7pm
  • Sunday  9am to 8pm


Taster sessions

Suitable for first time climbers of all ages from seven upwards, the session is run by one of our qualified instructors and gives you the chance to put on a harness, climb our wall and feel what it's like be up to 10.5 metres off the ground. If you enjoy the session children can then attend our children's climbing clubs and adults can book on for a full climbing induction.

Session times: Friday 6.15pm to 7.15pm


Climbing induction: age 14 plus 

  • induction assessment Wednesday 6.15pm to 7.15pm
  • induction course Wednesday 7.15pm to 9.15pm

The induction and assessment are free for our active fitness members or see our pay as you go prices. A parent or guardian must remain on site if the climber is under eighteen. 


Climbing booster

Suitable for all abilities and levels to help you develop your climbing skills. From needing a belay partner to pushing grades or developing technique, this instructor staffed session will offer all the support and guidance you require.

Session time: Currently not taking place


Pay as you climb

If you are new to the centre but an experienced climber you can take our climbing wall competency photo quiz (100% pass mark required). Once you pass you will need to fill in a registration and conditions of use form, then you are able to pay and climb whenever the wall is open.

Climbing for young people

We run three different climbing course for children;

  • Koala club is for children aged five and six
  • Monkey club for ages seven to 12 years old
  • Young climbers club ages 12 plus

These run in six week blocks costing £35.40 (koala) and £39.60 (monkey and young climber), bookable via reception which are non-transferable.

The sessions will take place at the following times:

  • Koala Club: Wednesday 5pm to 6pm
  • Monkey Club: Monday 4.30pm to 6pm, Friday 4.30pm to 6pm, Saturday 9am to 10.30am
  • Young Climbers Club: Monday 6.15pm to 7.45pm, Saturday 10.45am to 12.15pm

Participants need to come changed for the activity. Please make sure to send your child with a drink as water fountains are not available, and a jumper or top (small bags only).

Climbing kit will be available as normal for participants who do not have their own kit.

Bookings must be made via reception by calling 01246 345666 and all children must either have a membership or become registered users.

See children's climbing clubs for more information. 

Last updated on 14 April 2022